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Saponi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow elects new officers

Last week, the youth of the Saponi Chapter of Occoneechee Lodge 104 elected new chapter officers.  Your officers are: 

  • Chapter Chief: Alberto Daniel
  • Vice-Chief Program: Noah Vick
  • Vice-Chief Finance: Robbie Fisher
  • Vice-Chief Admin (South): Jacob McCall
  • Vice-Chief Admin (North): Ian Moore
  • Vice-Chief Communications: Jason Bird

They each serve one year until October 2018.


2016 Shakori District Award Recipients

On the evening of Monday 5th December, members of our district gathered to recognise and honour sixteen of our finest volunteers at the Annual District Awards banquet. 

They were joined by Mr Nick Long, Council Commissioner, Occoneechee Council who delivered a State of the Council address. 

Thank you to all our hard-wroking volunteers and congratulations to those who were recognised by our awards. 

Popcorn Kernels of the Year – Michele O’Tuel and Marchellina Waugh, Pack 951


Charter Organization Representative – Al Townsend, Troop & Pack 449


Unit Committee Member – Mary McCoy, Troop 820


Unit Commissioner – Steve Walker


Venturing Crew Advisor – Diane Meyer, Crew 39


Order of the Arrow Adult of the Year – Gail Barker


Kim Hackett Memorial Scouting Spouse Award – Julie Forrest, Pack 438


Scoutmaster of the Year – Tom Fischer, Troop 449


Assistant Scoutmaster of the Year – Glenn Benton, Troop 39


Cubmaster of the Year – Alan Forrest, Pack 438


Assistant Cubmaster of the Year – Nathan Harmes, Pack 825


Den Leader of the Year – Molly Black, Pack 438


Webelos Leader of the Year – John Turner, Pack 283


Scouter of the Year – Steve Blanchard, Troop 820


District Award of Merit – Mark Hannah


Saponi Chapter’s newest Vigil Honor members

This weekend, Colin Moore and Glyn Tomkins kept their vigil and were bestowed with the Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow.

Congratulations to Colin and Glyn.

District Boy Scouts Junior Leadership Training


On November 8th, members of the Saponi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow came together to provide leadership training to Boy Scouts of the Shakori District.  

The event, held New Hope Presbyterian Church, is aimed at all Boy Scout youth leaders and is designed to provide them basic leadership skills in order to lead their patrols and troops. 

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this event special. has a new look!

We’ve been busy over the holidays building a new website for the BSA Shakori District.  We hope that you like it.

All the great content that you were used to is still available and we’ll be adding news items and other valuable content that you can use in the future to stay connected with what’s going on in the Shakori District – your Scouting District!

We have a District email list that you can request to join by clicking here

Please take a look around and let us know what you think by completing this form.  

Happy 2016!

Chris FitzSimons
Shakori District Chair


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